Arkansas' Davis takes gamble with NFL leap

Dane Brugler, The Sports Xchange
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Arkansas junior running back Knile Davis has decided to forego his remaining eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft, according to of
After missing the entire 2011 season due to a broken ankle, Davis could have received another year of college eligibility in 2013, but has decided to go pro instead of returning to Fayetteville. He has hired Mike Conley Sr. to be his agent.
Davis is currently rated as a 6th- to 7th-round draft prospect by
Davis was a First Team All-SEC performer in 2010, leading all conference running backs with 1,322 yards (6.5 yards per carry) and 13 touchdowns. After sitting out the 2011 season rehabbing his ankle injury, he returned in 2012 but didn't look the same, finishing with just 377 yards on 112 carries (3.4 average) and two touchdowns.
Davis worked his tail off to return from injury, but he ran too hesitant and indecisive this past season, including issues with ball security. He was caught stopping his feet too much, routinely looking to bounce runs outside and not running with much conviction. But NFL scouts are hopeful he can return to his 2010 form. is distributed by The Sports Xchange.

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